According to reports from multiple viewers, a FOX affiliate switched away from Game 5 of the World Series with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and aired an infomercial.
Viewers complained about it on Twitter:
Bottom 9, 2 outs and @Q13FOX switched over to an infomercial. Amazing.
— Process Truster (@50_MissionCap) October 31, 2016
Did @Q13FOX really go to commercial and miss the end of the game? How does that work?
— Marc England (@mreteacher) October 31, 2016
@Q13FOX so what moron there pushed the wrong button with 2 outs in the top of the ninth? Really?!!!
— Christian J. Stewart (@cjs_photography) October 31, 2016
— TexMex33 (@t3xm3x33) October 31, 2016
@Q13FOX Fox Seattle cut to a glasses commercial with two out, missed the final batter.
— Andrew Stark (@andrewdstark13) October 31, 2016
We’ve seen TV channels screw up and cut away from programming at the wrong times, but nothing has been that bad. It was surely just an innocent mistake, but what a bummer for the viewers.